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Blu-ray MacBook Pro Announcement Next Week?

Today, Apple announced updates to their MacBook Pro line of laptops. The updates include an HDCP compliant (required for Blu-ray playback) nVidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics card and an optional 1080p display for the 17" model. Both of these additions to the product line strongly hint that a Blu-ray drive announcement is forthcoming, possibly as early as next week during Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

Early this year, FastMac produced Blu-ray drives as direct replacements for many Apple products, proving that it can easily be done, though at a cost. Apple, who is a member of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), will have to respond to this third party upgrade or risk losing business to aftermarket vendors. Signs point to that response coming very soon.

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ITR3722d ago

This rumor has been going on since Jan 07'.

Recent info shows Apple to be supporting both HD formats.
New ver of FCP supports projects in both.

Apple won't go HD anything until Leo goes live in Oct...and then you might have to wait till Jan 08 to find out something.

If you don't know by now Apple is sitting on the fence.